Malta: Prime Minister 'immensely disappointed' by Church committee report on conversion therapy for gay people

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today that he was immensely disappointed by comments by the committee which advised the Church on conversion therapy for gay people. It was unbelievable, he said, that in this day and age, some people thought that sexual orientation was something that could be healed by medication and therapy.

This was an offence to the gay community and all those who wanted to live in a European society which respected the people's freedom. It was a similar offence to link homosexuality with child abuse. 

Dr Muscat said he would defend the right of the Church to speak out, but the government would carry on with its legislation against such conversion therapy. He could never accept a situation where any Maltese was called a sick or a pedophile because of a particular sexual orientation.  Read more via Times of Malta